IMPACT OF FINANCIAL CONTROL MECHANISMS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA. (1999 – 2008).

  • Type: Project
  • Department: Public Administration
  • Project ID: PUB0964
  • Access Fee: ₦5,000 ($14)
  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Views: 265
  • Report This work

For more Info, call us on
+234 8130 686 500
or
+234 8093 423 853

The study was on the Impact of Financial Control Mechanisms on Local Government Autonomy in Delta State, Nigeria, 1999-2008. The general objective of the study was to establish the nature of relationship between financial control mechanisms and autonomy with a view to exposing the contradictions between policy objectives of government and the actual realisation of the objectives of local government in Delta State. The specific objectives of the study were to: identify the existing financial control mechanisms put in place by both Federal and State Governments and the effects of these mechanisms on autonomy; examine how the whittling down of autonomy of local governments as a result of financial control mechanisms affect service delivery; and recommend measures to ameliorate the negative effects of financial control mechanisms on efficient service delivery in Delta State Local Governments. The data for this study were gathered through questionnaires, interviews, books, journals, government publications, and internet materials. Tables and frequency distribution were used for data presentation. Simple percentages and content analysis techniques were adopted for data analysis. From the findings, 234 respondents, representing 71% agreed that the constitutional powers granted state governments to make laws for the establishment of the structure, composition, finance and functions of local government has whittled down the autonomy of local government while 206 respondents, representing 62% felt that Joint Allocation Committee (JAC) had more devastating effect on local government financial autonomy. The study identified external financial control mechanisms to have had a more negative impact on autonomy than internal financial control mechanisms. Beside the diversion of Federal Allocation to local government by the state government, the burden of the payment of primary school teachers salaries by the councils have reduced the available funds to Delta State Local Governments, making it depend heavily on the higher tiers of government. Poor internal revenue generation mechanisms, corruption, non compliance with existing Financial Memoranda (FM), and other financial regulations by council officials have also affected service delivery. In the light of the above findings, the researcher made some recommendations including but not limited to the following:- that the establishment of the structure, composition, financial and functions of local government should rest in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria not the state government. The revenue allocation formular should be reviewed from 20.6% to 30% in favour of local government, the federal allocation should be paid directly into local government account instead of the current joint state/local government account; and the burden of the payment of primary school teachers salaries should be taken over by the higher tiers of government to enable local governments have more revenue for capital development.    


IMPACT OF FINANCIAL CONTROL MECHANISMS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA. (1999 – 2008).
For more Info, call us on
+234 8130 686 500
or
+234 8093 423 853

Share This
  • Type: Project
  • Department: Public Administration
  • Project ID: PUB0964
  • Access Fee: ₦5,000 ($14)
  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Views: 265
Payment Instruction
Bank payment for Nigerians, Make a payment of ₦ 5,000 to

Bank GTBANK
gtbank
Account Name Obiaks Business Venture
Account Number 0211074565

Bitcoin: Make a payment of 0.0005 to

Bitcoin(Btc)

btc wallet
Copy to clipboard Copy text

500
Leave a comment...

    Details

    Type Project
    Department Public Administration
    Project ID PUB0964
    Fee ₦5,000 ($14)
    Format Microsoft Word

    Related Works

    The study was on the Impact of Financial Control Mechanisms on Local Government Autonomy in Delta State, Nigeria, 1999-2008. The general objective of the study was to establish the nature of relationship between financial control mechanisms and autonomy with a view to exposing the contradictions between policy objectives of government and the... Continue Reading
    Abstract This work aims at investigating the Internal Auditors’ Autonomy and financial Accountability in Cross River State Local Government system. In the process of this research, the investigator attempt to examine how the double coincidence of the chairmen of local governments being the political heads and at the same time, the chief... Continue Reading
    A CASE STUDY OF IGBO-ETITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE, 1999-2012 ABSTRACT This study investigated Intergovernmental financial relations and local government autonomy in Nigeria : A case study of Igbo-Etiti local government Area of Enugu State. To... Continue Reading
    Abstract This study undertook a historical overview of the development of the local government system in Nigeria, especially from 1950, when Nigeria became a federal unit (that is North, West and East). It was discovered that before 1976... Continue Reading
    ABSTRACT Grassroots Development simply means development both physical, social, educational, mental advancement of people at the local level or at their immediate environment. The research topic grassroots development through local... Continue Reading
    Abstract The study was on the justification of local government autonomy on socio-economic development of Sagamu local government area. The general objective of the study was to establish the nature of relationship between financial control mechanisms and autonomy with a view to exposing the contradictions between policy objectives of government... Continue Reading
    Abstract The study was on the justification of local government autonomy on socio-economic development of Sagamu local government area. The general objective of the study was to establish the nature of relationship between financial control mechanisms and autonomy with a view to exposing the contradictions between policy objectives of government... Continue Reading
    Abstract The study was on the justification of local government autonomy on socio-economic development of Sagamu local government area. The general objective of the study was to establish the nature of relationship between financial control mechanisms and autonomy with a view to exposing the contradictions between policy objectives of government... Continue Reading
    CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The concept of inter-governmental relations is associated with the stated having a federal administration system where the relationship between the... Continue Reading
    ABSTRACT The title of this research project is “Local Government Autonomy and Efficient Services Delivery at the Grassroots: A study of Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State (2015-2019) Local... Continue Reading
    Call Us
    whatsappWhatsApp Us